augmented reality


Definition of augmented reality

: an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera) also : the technology used to create augmented reality

Examples of augmented reality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with support from the Mellon Foundation, they’re designed to be seen on smartphone screens through Snap’s augmented reality app. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 The idea is that this version of the internet will be more experiential and engaging, involving virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to create immersive 3D environments. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Facebook has been spending billions on its Reality Labs, the division tasked with developing virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, to create the underlying technology. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 Interpublic, the ad giant that owns agencies such as Deutsch and McCann WorldGroup, is taking what is believed to be a minority stake in The Famous Group, a technology company that creates mixed and augmented reality experiences for live events. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 20 Apr. 2022 Or provide other data useful for controlling a computer or augmented reality display. Steven Levy, Wired, 14 Apr. 2022 Mixed reality stands for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) support from the same device. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 Apr. 2022 The company also plans to introduce mass-market augmented reality glasses sometime in 2024, placing it in direct competition with Apple and other companies with similar plans. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2022 RainbowMe Kids’ first augmented reality book, a celebration of culture, global folklore, and fairy tale heroes and heroines of color. Rayna Reid, Essence, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of augmented reality

1992, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Augmented reality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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